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Ebola and Marburg

Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fevers are rare but deadly, spreading fear and panic. Caring for infected patients and affected communities is crucial for a response to be effective.

Outbreaks can kill 25 to 90 per cent of those infected. No cure exists and treatment is currently mainly symptomatic. MSF has intervened in almost all reported outbreaks over the past years. The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was unprecedented: 67 times the size of the largest previously recorded outbreak, it reached urban areas, and killed more than 11,300 people. Hundreds of health workers died, decimating the already-struggling healthcare systems of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Quick facts

 
ELWA3 Ebola management centre in Monrovia, Liberia
Ebola and Marburg

Thousands have died from Ebola. Why is the world doing so little?

Opinion 15 Sep 2014
 
Liberia - Foya Ebola management centre
Ebola and Marburg

A concrete response to the Ebola outbreak cannot wait

Opinion 15 Sep 2014
 

More about Ebola

Project Update 15 Sep 2014
 
Ebola and Marburg

Explore an Ebola Care Centre

Project Update 15 Sep 2014
 
Ebola case management centre ELWA3 - Liberia
Liberia

'Somebody had to do it' - Turning people away from an overwhelmed Ebola treatment centre

Voices from the Field 12 Sep 2014
 
ELWA3 Ebola management centre in Monrovia, Liberia
Liberia

'All Not Lost Yet' - MSF Says Ebola Treatment Center Bearable

In the Media 10 Sep 2014
 
Liberia - Foya Ebola management centre
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF opens Ebola treatment centres in Lakolia and Boende

Project Update 9 Sep 2014
 
Ebola response, Kailahun, Sierra Leone
Ebola and Marburg

Eric's last walk

Project Update 5 Sep 2014
 
Kailahun Ebola Sierra Leone 2014
Ebola and Marburg

After five months, where is the response?

Voices from the Field 3 Sep 2014
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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